When looking for a family car with unquestionable reliability, lots of buyers tend to steer towards the Japanese brands. Toyota being our top choice, Australians are also known to love Nissans, Suzukis and Subarus. But some of the best choices Aussie families can make are vehicles from the tried and tested Mitsubishi fleet – or as the brand would rather us refer to them as…’Mitsies’.
Unlike many of the other manufacturers, Mitsubishi isn’t trying to fill every possible niche available – they’re simply doing the basics really, really, really well. There’s the undisputable Lancer, which has proved its value through the ages, from small family car to Dad’s weekend pocket rocket. There’s the Pajero, which has also earned its place in suburban culture – known for its workhorse approach to picking up the kids from school, driving around the outback or working on the farm. And then there are the brand’s other time-tested vehicles like the Mirage and Triton.
Other models that are up to their second, third or fourth generation, like the Challenger and ASX have quickly defined their place in the market providing Australian families with cars that are rugged, reliable and dynamic. The Outlander, for example, is a fantastic alternative to the Subaru Outback, Skoda Octavia Scout 4×4 or even the Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Estate, meaning drivers simply have more options when it comes to buying.
Of course, just because the Mitsubishi family car line-up is a little more sparse than say Toyota or Ford, that doesn’t mean the company isn’t innovating – it has a dedicated development plan to further its consumer electric hybrid models like the Outlander PHEV and iMiEV.
In the future you’ll be seeing this technology rolled out across more Mitsubishi family cars like the GC-PHEV concept which is a full sized SUV based on a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout plug-in hybrid EV system. There’s also the XR-PHEV Concept, an ASX-like futuristic vehicle which focuses heavily on danger detection and safety functions.
So why would a family go for a Mitsubishi vehicle over its competitors? The diamond advantage is clear and simple. Mitsubishi is a reliable brand with great vehicles which have performed well over generations of drivers. The fleet is pared back to the basics, meaning there are no distracting bells and whistles, no superfluous niche models or smoke and mirrors. If you’re looking for a car that can take a beating but also help you arrive in comfort and style, then come into John Hughes to view our latest range of new and used cars for sale, including the best from Mitsubishi.